News Brief (E323, 17 July, 2009)
Hanoi: Frozen tiger found in taxi
On July 16th, 2009 the Hanoi Environment Police stopped a taxi driver carrying a frozen tiger weighing 60kg without legal permits at the Hoang Cau Stadium in Dong Da District. The body has been confiscated for further investigation.
Quang Ninh: Bear body parts discovered hidden in coach
On July 14th, 2009 in Tien Yen District, Quang Ninh Provincial Traffic Police discovered 11 pairs of bear legs and arms being illegally transported in bags. The case is being investigated for more information, but it is believed that one of the passengers is responsible.
Quang Nam: Langur face risk of extinction
The alarming rate of deforestation in Quang Nam province is destroying the biodiversity and is posing a threat to water resources in Phu Ninh Lake. Deforestation in the province could also lead to the permanent disappearance of a group of grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus cinerea), one of the top 25 endangered primates in the world.
Binh Thuan: Seven tourist resorts suspended for polluting the environment
The Binh Thuan People’s Committee has suspended the operations of seven tourist resorts in the province for dumping untreated wastewater into the environment. Additionally, each resort was given a fine of over 30 million VND.
Macaques confiscated from resident’s house
On July 7th, 2009 the Vinh Long Provincial Forest Protection Department seized two macaques from a resident’s house in Tra On District after a foreign tourist reported that two macaques were being kept illegally at a resident’s house to ENV Wildlife Crime Hotline. The macaques were then transferred to Green Tree Park in Vinh Long Province.
Make the commitments to protect Vietnam’s bears online
“Committing to protecting bears online” is one of the exciting new sections on the latest version of our Vietnamese website http://www.thiennhien.org. When accessing our website, the visitors have the opportunity to participate in protecting Vietnam’s bears by making a pledge not to use bear products. ENV hope to receive more online commitments to protect Vietnam’s endangered bears.
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Nguyen Thi My Dung
Education for Nature - Vietnam
No. 5 Ngo 192 Thai Thinh
PO Box 222
Dong Da district
Phone/fax: +84 4 3514-8850
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